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Name Origins: Alexander/Zander

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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ALEXANDER (m): The Latinized form of Greek ALEXANDROS (an alternate name of Paris, Prince of Troy). The name owes its popularity, however, to the brilliant Alexander II the Great, King of Macedon (356-323 B.C., ruled from 336), who conquered most of the then-known world in 13 years.

 

ZANDER (m): Phonetic nickname for ALEXANDER.


Posted by Michael Leclerc at 05/17/2011 04:27:49 PM | 


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